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“Best BBQ in Napa - Hands Down”

The Q Restaurant & Bar
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Ranked #126 of 295 Restaurants in Napa
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Trancas
Description: The Q Restaurant & Bar is a new casual restaurant serving a well rounded selection of American fare, featuring Memphis style barbeque. We celebrate Barbeque as part of our American Heritage along with Fresh Fish, Grass-Fed Beef and Whole Roasted Vinegar Chicken and on Sunday's our famous Fried Chicken Day. We provide the distinctive choice of dining in modern surroundings while enjoying classic American dishes inspired by a devotion to quality and value. Our sourcing is focused on local, sustainable and organic product from the Napa Valley and the bounty of California. The space is young and fresh featuring black and white photography: 'The People and Places of Napa', beautiful oak details, excellent acoustics and an inviting marble bar. Timeless design by Stephen Brady evokes a social evening at home. Warm and attentive service accompany music with spirit and soul while you enjoy American Heritage cooking. Outdoor dining is available on our patio.
Reviewed May 17, 2013

Not that I'm a BBQ expert -- but I go out of my way -- to go back here everytime I'm in town -- and I live 7 hours away.

Pulled Pork - 10
Brisket - 10
Mac & Cheese - 10

I haven't missed yet....

The location is in a easy to find shopping center with Trader Joes, Pier 1, Whole Foods, so maybe not the most picturesque -- but the food & service is worth it

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Thank Jeff K
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Reviewed April 16, 2013 via mobile

We went on a Monday night. It was not very crowded and too cold to sit outside. We ordered the fried pickles as an appetizers. We ordered the BBQ for 2 as our meal. It came with chicken, pulled pork, brisket, and sausage. It was pretty good. The best thing about this place was the service. Everyone waited on you, for water, drinks, dirty dishes, etc. Their service was excellent! $60 for two (2 beers with dinner).

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Thank WOF8
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Reviewed March 30, 2013 via mobile

We started with a warm asparagus salad which was excellent. The two entrees we tried were ok- the half roast chicken dinner was better, well balanced with fresh sugar peas and steamed rice- $14, than the special "enchilados" with a small amount of shrimp and clams in a rich rice and tomatoes sauce- $27 seemed pricey for such a small portion.

We were able to bring a special bottle of wine from our home cellar and were not charged corkage, which was a plus.

The live Cuban music was a wonderful addition to the patio dining. We appreciated having a source of heat while we ate outside.

Next time we will have the consistent, BBQ food we know is ways great at this local gem.

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Reviewed January 13, 2013

Located in the Bel Air Plaza on the West Side of Napa near Highway 29, "The Q" is a cozy restaurant and bar featuring barbecue. Nice list of wines by the glass, we had the a Whitehall cab that was delicious. Loved the "Little Gems" salad, containing fresh crisp leaf lettuce with yellow beets, avocado, pomegranate, and pumpkin seeds. We had the combo of pork ribs and BBQ chicken. The ribs were meaty, juicy, and not fatty, with the option of four different kinds of tasty barbecue sauce. The chicken unfortunately was under cooked with pink meat near the bone, which every member of our party of four encountered and found to be unacceptable. My friend enjoyed his chocolate shake; the chocolate sundae was fantastic. Cody provided exemplary service

Thank Sid Y
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Reviewed December 31, 2012

This restaurant is a real gem...authentic BBQ that is very tasty. Great menu variety. Very good service. Tucked away in a shopping plaza - we walked over from the Napa Marriott and were very pleased with the quality of food and the service.

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Thank Love2Travel26x2
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